State Theatre New Jersey
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Project Manager

State Theatre New Jersey is seeking a Project Manager to act as an advocate for State Theatre NJ during the renovation of the nearly 100-year-old State Theatre facility. S/he reports to the Senior Director of Theatre Operations, and will be the point person for coordination, scheduling, and information flow between the architects/construction manager/general contractor on the renovation project and the State Theatre board and staff. The Project Manager will also have a direct role in communications about State Theatre New Jersey needs with respect to the DevCo mixed-use tower construction project taking place next door to State Theatre (scheduled completion: July 2019). This position is active through the completion of the State Theatre renovation project (anticipated in late 2021). 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Serve as project manager for all aspects of State Theatre renovation; coordinate and monitor status of all outside vendors related to the renovation including but not limited to architects, contractors, and engineers.
  • Review and report on renovation project status and budget.
  • Analyze, manage and mitigate risk during renovation.
  • Organize and run meetings between State Theatre board, staff, architects, and construction personnel during the course of the renovation.
  • Manage and plan for storage of current building items.
  • Assist in obtaining permits and other project approvals as necessary.
  • Function as advocate for State Theatre New Jersey relative to outside construction project and report on impact of DevCo project on State Theatre operations.
  • Assist the Senior Director of Theatre Operations with scheduling and planning for the needs of incoming productions relative to construction.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Required Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities)

  • Bachelor’s degree in construction management, engineering, architecture or a related field, or equivalent experience.
  • Detail-oriented and motivated  self-starter.
  • Solid communicator and team player.
  • Experience with presenting house performance schedules and issues.
  • Ability to prepare written reports on project progress and familiarity/comfort with interfacing with administrative staff, building committee, and board of trustees.
  • Construction experience in the performing arts sector, preferably on the owner’s side.
  • Ability to work with challenging schedule demands and logistical details.
  • Familiarity with AIA and other construction-related documents.
  • Ability to work with constituents and neighbors and negotiate project needs with outside groups.
  • Ability to prioritize appropriately, multitask effectively and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite including Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Outlook.
  • Ability to perform in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and work collaboratively across the organization.
  • Ability to accommodate a flexible schedule, including evenings, weekends and holidays.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in theater management or production
  • Experience working with IATSE stagehand labor

how to apply

This is a full-time position offering a comprehensive benefits package and salary commensurate with experience. Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to jobs@stnj.org.


Production Manager

The Production Manager will be responsible for overseeing and supporting presented and internal events for State Theatre New Jersey. S/he will report to the Senior Director of Theatre Operations, and assist in overseeing five IATSE Local 21 Housemen, both in terms of production and well as internal produced events. The Production Manager will provide managerial support for all internally produced events, such as the annual Gala and the President’s Council Dinner. The Production Manager will provide hospitality support for incoming productions, including overseeing catering and backstage hospitality purchasing. This position requires evening, weekend and holiday availability based on the State Theatre event schedule. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist Senior Director of Theatre Operations in oversight of IATSE Local 21 house staff of five
  • Advance and oversee production details for incoming shows as assigned by Senior Director of Theatre Operations.
  • Oversee internal produced events in conjunction with appropriate departmental staff.
  • Coordinate outside vendors, such as backline and ground transportation, as needed.
  • Attend weekly production meetings.
  • Assist Senior Director of Theatre Operations in long range planning activities for the theater such as capital acquisition and infrastructure maintenance.
  • Assist Senior Director of Theatre Operations in administering and reporting IATSE Local 21 payroll.
  • Coordinate event staffing needs with IATSE Local 21 labor as required.
  • Project stage related expenses for upcoming events as assigned.
  • Prepare settlement paperwork for events.
  • Coordinate day of activities for events, including acting as State Manager for events as required.
  • Oversee catering for all presented events.
  • Oversee hospitality purchasing for all presented events.
  • Perform other duties as required. 

Required Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities)

  • Bachelor’s degree in theater production or related field
  • Minimum of three years of experience as a production or stage manager in a presenting organization
  • Proven supervisory experience with strong management and organizational skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and professional demeanor
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite including Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Ability to perform in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and work collaboratively across the organization
  • Ability to accommodate a flexible schedule, including evenings, weekends and holidays

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in theater management or production
  • Experience working with IATSE stagehand labor 

how to apply

This is a full-time position offering a comprehensive benefits package and salary commensurate with experience. Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to jobs@stnj.org.


Guest Services Associate (Part-Time)

 

Reports to the Guest Services Manager, Part-time, FLSA non-exempt.Position is open until filled, multiple openings available.

Essential Duties

The Guest Services Associate is the resource for information as well as the point of sale person on behalf of State Theatre New Jersey. Knowledge of policies, procedures, and performance details are essential in providing the desired level of customer service. Responsibilities include processing ticket orders for patrons on the phone and/or at the Guest Services window, responding to patron inquiries regarding performances and State Theatre New Jersey policies, assisting with data entry into the ticketing system, and printing tickets. The hours for this position will vary with the theatre’s performance and Guest Services operating schedule. Candidate must be available to work a combination of daytime, evening and weekend hours. This is a great opportunity for those looking to begin a career in the arts industry.  

Qualifications

  • Excellent communication and customer service skills
  • ​Pleasant interpersonal manner both in person and over the phone
  • General computer knowledge including Microsoft Office suite
  • Basic mathematical skills
  • Highly motivated/positive attitude with a professional demeanor
  • Prior ticket office, Tessitura ticketing software, and/or TicketMaster experience is a plus
  • Prior retail or customer service experience preferred
  • Available to work a flexible schedule including daytime, evening, weekend and holiday hours

how to apply

This is a part-time position and does not qualify for benefits. Competitive hourly wage offered commensurate with experience. Interested candidates can download and complete an application here. Submit completed application or resume and wage requirements to jobs@STNJ.org


USHERS (PART-TIME)

Management is looking for applicants with past experience in direct customer service as well as a wide array of hours of availability including days/nights/weekends/holidays.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO

  • Greet and Welcome all guests
  • Direct all guests to their proper assigned seats
  • Correct seating mistakes as necessary
  • Provide prompt and professional responses to all audience inquiries
  • Monitor and enforce patrons to ensure State Theatre New Jersey policies regarding procedure and safety are followed
  • Perform all pre- and post-performance tasks as directed by management
  • Disperse any and all marketing materials as directed by management
  • Assist all Guests in the event of an emergency to locate the nearest Exit or escape route to safety
  • Light maintenance and cleaning
  • Assist special needs and handicapped guests as necessary

Physical/Mental Requirements Necessary

  • Ability to carry up to 40 lbs. waist high, including up and down stairs is required
  • Ability to climb steps repeatedly is required
  • Ability to descend/ascend ramps and inclines/declines
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time is required
  • Work indoors/outdoors in a fast-paced, busy environment, with environmental conditions such as noise, dust, heights, dark/dim/absence of lighting, and smoke. Incumbents must have the ability to bend, stretch, reach, and kneel without restriction
  • Must be able to communicate effectively in English, in both written and oral forms
  • Must have interpersonal skills to deal effectively with all business contacts
  • Maintain a professional, neat and well-groomed appearance, adhering to State Theatre New Jersey standards.
  • Work varied shifts, including nights, weekends, and holidays
  • High School Diploma or equivalent is required
  • Proof of eligibility to work in the United States is required
  • Experience with Two Way Radios is preferred

how to apply

Please email your resume and a cover letter to Jessica Trechak, Director of Event Services, at jtrechak@stnj.org


CAPITAL CAMPAIGN INTERNSHIP

State Theatre New Jersey seeks an energetic and self-motivated individual with strong writing, communication and interpersonal skills and who pays strict attention to detail to assist the Capital Campaign Director with the planning phase of capital improvements to be made to the historic theater. The internship requires a minimum of 15 hours each week between Mon-Fri (9am-5:30pm), per a mutually agreed upon schedule.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES INCLUDE ASSISTANCE IN:

  • Writing thank you letters, letters of inquiry and proposals
  • Researching individual prospects and donors
  • Researching companies and foundations for possible partnerships and grant opportunities
  • Mass mailing projects
  • Creating, maintaining, and updating lists
  • Data entry and updates
  • Filing and file upkeep
  • Updating Capital Campaign plans and calendar
  • Some special event projects

Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel is required. Knowledge of Power Point is a plus.

This position is on a volunteer basis and is therefore unpaid. It is a great opportunity for individuals interested in a career in arts administration. Students can arrange to receive college credit. Applicants must be willing to bring their own laptop to work on.

how to apply

Email your resume and cover letter to Leah Anglum, Manager of Patron Relations & Development Operations, at langlum@stnj.org


MARKETING/PR INTERNSHIP

The Marketing/PR intern will work closely with staff to implement marketing, promotions, public relations, and audience development initiatives. Tasks include writing, editing, and proofing press releases, blogs, website copy, e-blasts, and program copy; flyer distribution; working with social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and YouTube; and other projects as needed. The internship requires a minimum of 15 hours each week between Mon-Fri (9am-5:30pm), per a mutually agreed upon schedule. Must have strong organizational skills, strong writing skills, and working knowledge of Microsoft Excel.

This position is on a volunteer basis and is therefore unpaid. Students can arrange to receive college credit.

how to apply

Email your resume and cover letter to Hanna Wasserman, Marketing Coordinator, at hwasserman@stnj.org


GRAPHIC DESIGN INTERNSHIP

State Theatre New Jersey is seeking an innovative graphic design intern to design and produce marketing materials for The State in a Mac-based environment. The internship requires a minimum of 15 hours a week—Mon-Fri (9am-5:30pm)—per a mutually agreed upon schedule.

Responsibilities

  • Design and produce promotional materials such as posters, flyers, advertisements, brochures, etc.
  • Design web graphics for the State Theatre New Jersey website and internet advertising
  • Various administrative duties such as cutting flyers, hanging posters, preparing items for distribution
  • Assist the Creative Director with the creative workload

Requirements

  • High proficiency in the Adobe Creative Suite: Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Illustrator
  • Strong typographic skills, ability to accept criticism, and good eye for proofing
  • Knowledge of Quark Xpress, Dreamweaver, Video Editing, and HTML a plus

This position is on a volunteer basis and is therefore unpaid. Students can arrange to receive college credit.

how to apply

Email your resume, cover letter, and samples of your portfolio to Tracy Furr, Creative Director, at tfurr@stnj.org


DEVELOPMENT INTERNSHIP

State Theatre New Jersey seeks an energetic and self-motivated individual with strong writing and interpersonal skills. The internship requires a minimum of 15 hours each week between Mon-Fri (9am-5:30pm), per a mutually agreed upon schedule.

Responsibilities and duties include assistance in:

  • Writing letters of inquiry, gift acknowledgements, and proposals
  • Special writing projects (newsletter articles, grant blurbs, blogs, etc.)
  • Researching individual prospects and donors
  • Researching companies and foundations for possible partnerships and grant opportunities
  • Mass mailing projects
  • Creating, maintaining, and updating lists
  • Data entry and updates
  • Filing and file upkeep
  • Creating and updating Development Department plans and calendar
  • Some special event projects

Candidates must possess strong writing skills. Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel is required.

This position is on a volunteer basis and is therefore unpaid. Students can arrange to receive college credit.

how to apply

Email your resume and cover letter to Leah Anglum, Manager of Patron Relations & Development Operations, at langlum@stnj.org


State Theatre New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Equal employment opportunity includes, but is not limited to, employment, training, promotion, demotion, leaves of absence, and termination. All applications will be considered only on the basis of the applicant's knowledge, skills, and ability to perform the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation. It is our established policy to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, citizenship status, or any other protected classification, in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.

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